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NOVEC HELPS’ 5th Day of Caring Assists Local Nonprofits

Yvette Perez and Brigette Adkins (right) freshen up shutters at CRi.

NOVEC HELPS Chair Nan Musick said that they chose to assist two organizations this year because so many wanted to give their time. NOVEC employees got right to work cleaning, painting, sorting and packing food, washing vehicles, and helping out with yard work needs across both locations. One team even did a little baking, which was a nice surprise for CRi residents.

“CRi and WFCM kept our workers busy,” said Musick.

“The volunteer service provided by NOVEC employees was invaluable as WFCM is in the midst of its busy season, including two holiday/school food distributions serving nearly 1,000 local families,” said Diane Beatley, WFCM senior manager of community engagement. “We appreciate our long-standing partnership with NOVEC and NOVEC HELPS.”

CRi offers personalized resources to people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. For more than 45 years, CRi has provided these individuals with specialized services, and home and community support.

With food pantries in Chantilly and Centreville, WFCM is a community-based human services organization in Fairfax County. Services include providing food, emergency financial housing support via rent and utility assistance, laundry ministry, nutrition classes, connections to clothing, birthday cakes, financial classes, and health/vaccination clinics.

To donate to NOVEC HELPS, or to put in a request for assistance, visit novechelps.org, or email [email protected].

John Rainey paints the fence at the entrance of the CRi residence.

Brittany Campbell makes a sign for the bedroom door of a CRi resident.

NOVEC employees sort vegetables at Western Fairfax Christian Ministries.



NOVEC HELPS donated to 53 nonprofit organizations in 2023, including Joshua’s Hands, ARTFactory, and the Special Olympics.


Last year, NOVEC HELPS donated $54,375 to food banks, charities, and other nonprofit organizations.


NOVEC HELPS has been supporting the community for 15 years.

NOVEC HELPS, Hands Engaged in Local Public Service, is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization of NOVEC employees who volunteer their time to help others and engage other employees in community service projects. The NOVEC HELPSʼ board of directors votes on programs and events to support, whether with financial donations or with feet on the ground. Learn more at novechelps.org. Follow HELPS on facebook.com/novechelps.